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PC Operating System by Mind Map: PC Operating System
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PC Operating System

operating system definiton

An operating system, or OS, is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Without a computer operating system, a computer would be useless.

Windows7

Pros: Most popular operating system

Cons: Not free, restricted, no freedom

Mac OS X

Pros:Excellent user interface and usability

Cons: Though, based on open source operating systems, it is still proprietary.

Ubuntu

Pros: Free software – No cost, no restrictions – complete freedom.

Cons: May be difficult to decide which Linux flavor. The options are plenty and a ‘non techie’ user may be confused to choose the right distro. But Linux has an excellent community and just ask your questions in the forums or user groups. You can always find a linux distro for almost all of your need.

Chromium

an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web.

Links

http://blog.hafees.com/windows/windows-linux-and-mac-a-comparison/

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/yes-ubuntu-can-absolutely-be-the-default-windows-alternative/26606

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/looking-beyond-windows-7-and-office-pondering-the-alternatives/26233

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome_OS

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10402653-265.html

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-7-vs-ubuntu-910-strengths-and-weaknesses/6034

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2010/01/chrome-os-interview-1.ars